The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
There are no dangerous thoughts,
thinking itself is dangerous.
—Hannah Arendt


"My Name is Ruth"

"My Name is Ruth"

An evening with Mary Caponegro, Neil Gaiman, and Nicole Quinn

Excerpts from Housekeeping, by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson will be read by Neil Gaiman, Nicole Quinn, and Mary Caponegro. Discussion and remarks with Bard professors Deirdre d'Albertis and Wyatt Mason. 

April 23, 2014 at 7pm

Donations are suggested.

This event is free and open to the public, however reservations are necessary. Contact the Fisher Center box office. 

Fisher Center Box Office
Monday through Friday  10am to 5 pm

Part of the Bard Big Read Program
Learn more about The Big Read here
Big Read

Big Read

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

The BIG READ comes to Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster Counties through a unique partnership between Bard College and the Germantown, Kingston, Red Hook, Rhinecliff, and Tivoli libraries. The program features six weeks of activities, performances, and discussions scheduled throughout the Hudson Valley featuring the book Housekeeping by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Marilyn Robinson. 

Starting March 2014, events are planned throughout the Hudson Valley at businesses, libraries, schools, and homes. Book clubs are encouraged to participate. Activities will take place from March 15 to May 2, 2014.
Fall Conference

Fall Conference

Failing Fast: The Educated Citizen in Crisis


The Sixth Annual Fall Conference took place on October 3-4, 2013 at Olin Hall at Bard College.


"Quote" of the Week

"Quote" of the Week

Scholar: Lance Strate

"The end of the old is not necessarily the beginning of the new."

Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind